With its totally over the top decor and low key prohibition-style ambiance, this brand new confidential address in the 7th arrondissement really “has lots of atmosphere”, as Arletty liked to say. Add a talented mixoligist who concocts wild cocktails, and all the trendy 30-year-olds come out of the woodwork.
Ad execs, lawyers, media and finance heavy weights… since several weeks the Fitzgerald is attracting the cool Paris in-crowd. To gain access to the cocktails bar like a regular, cross the restaurant room and push open the discrete padded door. Careful, nothing is indicated—it’s on purpose.
Once inside, just order a Zelda Martini (vodka, Saint Germain, lemon juice, cucumber slice, 13€), a Pisco Sour (pisco, Boston bitters, lime juice, egg white, 13€) or a Pregnant (orange & lemon juice, spicy ginger syrup, mint, 8€) and let the magic work. A plate of Spanish ham (9€), a fab burratina (8€) and here you are amidst this hip crowd in a secret salon with glam velvet banquettes, 50s pink flamingo wall paper, copper details and lowered lights to flirt quietly …
Bar open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 2am. Restaurant open Monday to Friday from noon to 2:30 and 7pm to 11pm. Saturday 7pm to 11pm.
Also check out Bonjour the Palais Royal coffee-shop and The best baguette in Paris
© Thomas Duval